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Two former bank tellers plead guilty to stealing $1.6M from a Georgia bank
Two former bank tellers entered guilty pleas to one count of Conspiracy to Defraud a Financial Institution in federal court. On Tuesday, Charles “Charlie” Peeler, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia said both Vicky Martin, 60, of Buckhead (Morgan County), and Brandy Mize, 42, of Eat
GBI, Hancock Co. Sheriff's Office investigating fatality
SPARTA — UPDATE, 11 p.m.:. The GBI was called to Fairmont Road in Sparta at around 6:25 p.m. at the request of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office. We're told that a man was involved in a traffic stop with two Hancock County Sheriff's Deputies and one GSP officer. There was some kind of incident tha
Maria Jimenez hired as Eatonton city clerk
Maria Jimenez is the new city clerk for Eatonton. She ... PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!
Burglary victims recount friendship, man arrested
Morgan County investigators made a quick arrest that, authorities believe, may have prevented future burglaries. Joshua Nathan McCoy, 29, was arrested without incident on Nov. 30 at a Garden Avenue, Buckhead residence after authorities working leads garnered from local pawn shops allegedly made a co
Milledgeville man hit by car in Putnam Co.
EATONTON, Ga. — A 29-year-old Milledgeville man who was hit by a car Sunday on U.S. Highway 441 in Putnam County remains hospitalized, local authorities say. The victim, reportedly critically injured, was flown by medical helicopter from the scene of the accident to a Macon hospital.
Convicted Georgia ticket broker faces more charges
EATONTON, Ga. — Instead of going deep-sea fishing over the weekend as 56-year-old Jeff Cook apparently had planned, he finds himself behind bars in the Putnam County Jail in Eatonton.
Courtroom incident leads to local arrest
A Milledgeville man finds himself in a lot of trouble after he reportedly offered an inmate a couple of cigarettes during a Baldwin County court proceeding earlier this month, The Union-Recorder has learned.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
On Dec. 9 a trespass complaint was filed at a Cochran Road location. According to reports, a man stated that a woman he had brought to the residence to stay the night began drinking and created a series of disturbances. Reports state that the man alleged the woman woke up residents in the house beca
New middle school breaks ground
The last piece to create a $46 million consolidated school campus is underway with Morgan County School officials breaking ground on the construction of the new middle school. The new middle school is set to be completed in December of 2019, erected on the site of the old high school. The consolidat
Hodges: Congrats to newly appointed Baldwin County solicitor general
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express congratulations to Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney J. Skye Gess of Sparta on her appointment by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve as solicitor general for the Baldwin County State Court.
Police arrest Legion shooting suspect
A Milledgeville man has been arrested in connection with a recent shooting that happened at the Warren Hawkins American Legion Post 523 on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, local authorities say.
Postal worker dies from injuries in two-vehicle collision
A 29-year-old Jasper County woman who was critically injured in a two-vehicle collision in Milledgeville last month has died, local and state authorities say. Baldwin County Chief Deputy Coroner Ken Garland identified the woman as Brooke Shelton of Monticello.
Officer shot while investigating smell of marijuana at gas station
CALHOUN, GA. - An officer has been rushed to the hospital after he was shot at a gas station in Calhoun. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Officer Joe Yother, a 25-year veteran of law enforcement, was inside the BP gas station at the corner of East Line and North Wall streets.
Clayton County Calendar of Events
The city of Jonesboro is hosting its annual parade and tree lighting on Dec. 15 starting at 4:40 p.m. The parade will begin at J.W. Arnold Elementary School and travel up historic Main Street. Following the parade, the tree lighting will take place at Lee Street Park. There will be food, live music
Coroner: Woman shot by officer in west Bibb has died
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a Bibb County deputy shot a woman Tuesday morning in a home after she fired first. Bibb County Chief Coroner Leon Jones confirms the woman died around 11:30 a.m.
WEATHER ALERT: Schools, offices delay openings Tuesday due to possibility of black ice
Metro Atlanta is not quite done with the winter weather. According to Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz, a few snow flurries are possible overnight when temperatures dip into the low 30s. When Atlanta wakes up Tuesday, it could lead to black ice on the roadways.
Traffic stop leads to drug arrest; 2nd suspect sought
A local man has been arrested and another one is being sought on drug charges following a traffic stop Thursday night by authorities at the intersection of Vinson Highway and South Elbert Street in Milledgeville.
Red Devils finish 4-5 at Monticello Duals
The Jackson High School wrestling team traveled to Monticello to participate in the Hurricane Duals tournament over the weekend. Going into the tournament, the Red Devils held a record of 4-2 and 1-0 in region with highlight wins over rival Mary Persons, by a score of 49-24, and region foe Central M
Heard County, Rockmart took vastly different paths to title game
On Wednesday, 1 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the No. 3 Heard County Braves (12-2) will take on the No. 2 Rockmart Yellow Jackets (14-0) for the Class AA championship. One team — the Braves — stumbled out of the gate and put themselves behind the 8-ball early, while the other team — the Jackets — f
Evidence hearing held in case of inmate accused of murdering two correctional officers
PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga. - The trial of one of the men accused of murdering two correctional officers is one step closer. On Thursday, a judge heard evidence of what could be included in Donnie Rowe's case.